Is your face shape an oval, oblong, diamond, circle, square or heart? Learn what your shape is and why it matters.
It’s all Greek, at least when it comes to the “classic” definition of beauty.
To look your best, you want to be symmetrical, proportionate and balanced. It’s that simple. These are the ancient Greek elements used to create beautiful art, architecture, interior design and we see it time and time again in nature and in the human form. These basic elements are the key to aesthetic beauty. If you learn about your body you can learn to use these principles to look beautiful.
What’s your face shape?
Look in the mirror, grab some lipstick and trace your face:
- You have an oval shaped face if it’s length is equal to one and a half times its width.
- You have a circle shaped face if it’s round and its width is basically as long as its length.
- You have an oblong shaped face if it is significantly longer than it is wide.
- You have a square face if it is about as wide as it is long and your jawline is more angular than that of a round face.
- You have a heart shaped face if it is narrow at your jawline and wide at your cheekbones and forehead.
- You have a diamond shaped face if it is widest at the cheekbones, with a narrow forehead and jawline of approximately equal widths.
So, why does face shape matter?
It helps you know what hairstyle, eyewear, necklines and accessories are most balanced, proportionate, symmetrical (read: beautiful), for you.
There is a general rule in art called repeating patterns or relatedness. It is known that when we see a pattern or a color our subconscious mind is looking for that shape, pattern or color in other places. Thus, things look the most harmonious if we repeat the shape of your face. Check out the following table for advice based on your face shape:
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